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TN urges Centre to immediately constitute CMB

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The government today urged the Centre to immediately set up the Management Board to enable ryots from the state take up farming in the next season starting on June 1 this year.

K presented a memorandum to during his visit to the state today, even as widespread protests greeted Modi over the issue.

Pro-Tamil outfits protesting over the issue showed black flags to Modi when he arrived to formally inaugurate India's mega defence exhibition, the Defexpo, at Thiruvidanthai, about 40 km from here.

In his memorandum, released to the media, said the in its February 16 verdict said that a scheme be formulated by the central government within six weeks to "implement the notified final order of the Cauvery Disputes Tribunal as modified by its judgment."

On April 9 the apex court clearly stated that the final order of the CWDT has "merged with the judgment of the Supreme Court," he said.

Therefore, constitution of the has become an "integral part of the Supreme Court's judgment," the said.

The farmers of the state's delta areas are dependent on Cauvery for irrigation, said.

They were fervently hoping that the would be constituted by the Centre to enable them to commence the agricultural operations in the next season which starts on June 1, he said.

Palaniswami urged Modi to immediately constitute the and the Cauvery Regulation Committee "vested with all powers to effectively implement the orders of the Tribunal and the "

Besides inaugurating the DefExpo, Modi also attended a function at the here and inaugurated several facilities there.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 17:05 IST